Jonathan Lim is an international arbitration lawyer with WilmerHale’s international arbitration group in London. His practice focuses on complex, multi-jurisdictional disputes. He has represented governments, corporations and financial institutions in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations under all major arbitration rules regarding disputes across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East across a wide range of sectors, including agribusiness, banking, energy, natural resources and telecommunications. He was educated at the National University of Singapore and the Harvard Law School, and is qualified in Singapore and New York.

Mr Lim is also a visiting Senior Fellow at the National University of Singapore, where he teaches a course on international arbitration. He speaks and publishes regularly on international arbitration and financial regulation.

Mr Lim is Co-Chair of the Asia-Pacific Forum on International Arbitration (AFIA) and serves on the Young Singapore International Arbitration Centre (YSIAC) Committee and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Young Members Group Committee for Singapore. He is also a member of the Task Force for the creation of the Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD) arbitration centre in Djibouti and the New York Convention Task Force for the Federal Government of Somalia.

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Areas of Practice

  • Year Qualified



    LL.M, Harvard Law School
    LL.M, Harvard Law School


    Appointed to the SIAC Users Council, the Young Singapore International Arbitration Centre Steering Committee
    The Committee (Singapore) for the CIArb Young Members Group
    Secretary to the Asia-Pacific Forum on International Arbitration
    Member of its Executive Committee
    Member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration, the Young International Arbitration Group and ICC Young Arbitrators Forum